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Saltwater Aquarium Moray Eels

If you are planning on keeping a saltwater eel it will be from the Moray family of Eels. They have minimal maintenance needs but that fierce reputation is well earned. Beyond the fact that they are totally intimidating there are more than 100 eels in the family Muraenidae that are able to be kept in the home aquarium environment. One keeping moray eels must be very careful because all species have those needle-like teeth which can cause severe damage and some victims have lost fingers, thumbs and sometimes more as a result. Though we all get tempted at times, avoid hand feeding any of the moray family. They can move exceedingly quick and with their poor eyesight often bites will occur because they can't readily distinguish between food and your fingers. So we always advise using a feeding stick, or tongs when feeding and finally you must always keep yourself alert to what's going on.

Marine Eels have a very good sense of smell but have very poor eye site. Always check on the maximum size of your intended Eel so you can plan your aquarium size. Saltwater Marine eels live in holes or caves in the ocean therefore all saltwater aquarium eels require adequate hiding places which can either be had from using live rock to make tunnels or you can place PVC pipes in the aquarium. We would also include a well-sealed lid to make sure your saltwater eels stay where they belong, in the water. When marine eels open there mouth it is no threat to their owner, they actually breath by opening their jaws to let water flow through their gills. Saltwater eels have a reputation as vicious hunters, but are usually harmless if handled correctly. They are compatible with Triggerfish, Pufferfish, and Larger Angelfish. If well fed we even have had small Damsels be safe in the same tank.

Feeding - We recommend feeding twice a week. Also if your Moray Eel doesn't eat do not despair.. It's not unusual for new marine eels to go on a hunger strike for several weeks after introduction to new quarters, so it may be necessary to train the moray onto captive diets. Regular careful feedings using the protection of feeding tongs will produce a trust between your moray and you. It's rare for them to starve to death, so keep plugging away until they feed!

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Aquarium Conditioned, Chainlink Moray Eel Echidna catenata
Picture of a Chainlink Moray Eel
Click to view You Tube Video on the Chainlink Moray Eel
Description: One of the most popular morays in the aquarium trade. It readily accepts most foods, stays relatively small and is less of a threat to its fish tank mates than many other morays. It may pester some fish when food is added to the water. Like most morays, this eel will spend much of its time with its head protruding from under a rock or from a crevice during the day. However, in time it will become more brazen and move about in the open more when the aquarium is illuminated. Provide with plenty of hiding places. Chain link moray eels have long slender bodies. They have white coloring with a slightly yellow tint. They get their name for round, black or gray chain markings across their entire bodies.
Recommended Tank: 20 gallon or larger
Food and diet: Carnivorous, feeds on crustaceans – live food may be required to initiate feeding, very easy to maintain once established.
Reef Compatability: With caution, will not hurt corals but will eat small crustacion's, but no harm to even small fish.
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 6" to 8"; Medium: 9" to 12"; Large: 12" to 18"



Small $49.99 Medium $64.99 Large $99.99


Aquarium Conditioned, Zebra Moray Eel
Gymnomuraena zebra, (Fiji)
Picture of a Zebra Moray Eel
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Description: The Zebra Moray is one of the most docile eels available, making it ideal foe a peaceful community tank. These eels rarely bother even the smallest fish. They feed on crustaceans, not fish. They are quite shy initially; a situation not uncommon to many eels. Like most morays, this eel will spend much of its time with its head protruding from under a rock or from a crevice during the day. However, in time it will become more brazen and move about in the open more when the aquarium is illuminated. Provide with plenty of hiding places.
Recommended Tank: The Zebra Mooray Eel requires a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous rock crevices for hiding and a secure, tight-fitting lid to discourage its escape.
Food and diet: Carnivorous, feeds on crustaceans – live food may be required to initiate feeding, very easy to maintain once established.
Reef Compatability: With caution, will not hurt corals but will eat small crustacion's, but no harm to even small fish.
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Medium 10" to 15" Large 15" to 20" Xlarge 20" to 28"


Small $199.99 Medium$249.99 Large $299.99



  Aquarium Conditioned, Snowflake Eel
Echidna nebulosa
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Description :The Snowflake Eel is one of the most popular ocean eels in the aquarium trade. It readily accepts most foods, stays relatively small and is very low threat to fish in its tank than any other moray. It may pester some fish when food is added to the water. Like most morays, this eel will spend much of its time with its head protruding from under a rock or from a crevice during the day. However, in time it will become more brazen and move about in the open more. If you wish an eel in a reef tank the Snowflake eel is the #1 choice. They won't bother sessile invertebrates, will not harm corals, no harm to even small fish. Some creative aquascaping will be required though to provide them with a dimly lit home if keeping them with light-loving corals. Make sure caves are created to support their need for dimmer light levels.
Recommended Tank: 20 gallon or larger
Food and diet: Carnivorous, feeds on crustaceans – live food may be required to initiate feeding, very easy to maintain once established.
Reef Compatability: They won't bother sessile invertebrates, will not harm corals, no harm to even small fish. Some creative aquascaping will be required to provide them with a dimly lit home if keeping them with light-loving corals. Make sure caves are created to support their need for dimmer light levels.
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 6" to 8"; Medium: 9" to 12"; Large: 12" to 24"

Small $29.99 Medium $39.99 Large $79.99

 



Aquarium Conditioned, Black Edge Moray
Gymnothorax saxicola
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Description :The Black Edge Moray Eel is a delightful, hardy species, endemic to the originates from the seagrass beds of the Caribbean Ocean. Also called the Ocellated Moray, it has golden spots covering their tan to brown body and they have a golden underside. Their tail and dorsal side are trimmed with black which is the source of their common name. The adult Black Edge Moray will reach approximately 24 inches in length. Caution needs to be noted since the Black Edge Moray is a more aggressive species than is commonly seen within the aquarium hobby. The Black Edge Moray Eel is known to attempt to eat any fish or invertebrate that will fit into its mouth, this along with its size make it necessary to have a large aquarium and other large tank mates.

Recommended Tank: The Black Edge Moray Eel should be supplied with an aquarium of at least 125 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, to provide at least one (preferably two) cavernous refuge where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Since eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills they should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment.
Food and Diet: The Black Edge Moray Eel is a much more aggressive feeder than most species of eel commonly seen within the aquarium trade. Its diet consists of live feeder fish, squid, and octopus, and it will eat other fish in the aquarium if they small enough to fit into its mouth. Black Edge Moray Eels should only be kept with very large fish species as any smaller fish or invertebrates will be eaten. There should be no problems getting this species to begin feeding as it will readily take to live feeders or meaty foods offered to it via a feeding stick or tongs.
Reef Compatability: Will eat crustaceans and topple corals that are not firmly placed.
Level of Care: Moderate
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 8" to 12" Medium 12" to 16" Large 16" to 24"

Small $79.99 Medium $89.99 Large $129.99


Aquarium Conditioned Japanese Dragon
Enchelycore pardalis
Picture of a Japanese Dragon Eel
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Description: The Holy Grail of the moray eels, the spectacular Japanese Dragon Eel. Many aquarists covet the Dragon moray or Japanese Dragon Eel, Enchelycore pardalis and it's easy to see why. With its psychedelic mottled coloration of orange, black and white and its prominent nasal 'horns', this is a real stunner. Hailing from the Indo-Pacific, it is a carnivorous animal that eats primarily fish, reaching around 24" to 34" in length.
Recommended Tank: Japanese Dragon Eels should be supplied with an aquarium of at least 150 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) caves where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment. Japanese Dragon Eels are highly aggressive and have evolved to specifically prey upon fish (including other eels) that will fit into their mouths; however, they are known to be facultative piscivores and they will also consume benthic crustaceans aside from "cleaner" shrimp of the Hippolysmata, Lysmata, and Periclimenes genera. They are ideally suited for large FOWLR systems with large, aggressive tank mates that will not fit into their mouths.
Food and diet: Carnivorous, may require live food to initiate feeding. May accept pieces of fresh shrimp impaled on a feeding stick. Known to engage in some long periods of fasting, for months at a time, without harm. Reef Compatability: Not recommended
Approximate Purchase Size: Medium 8" to 14" Large 14" to 20" XLarge 20" - 24" XXLarge 24" to 32"
Level of Care: Difficult

Medium $1119.99 Large $1249.99
XLarge $1399.99 XXLarge $1499.99

Aquarium Conditioned, Tessalata Eel
Gymnothorax favagineus ,Indian Ocean
Picture of a Tessalata Eel
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Description: The Tesselata Eel, Gymnothorax favagineus, also known as the Lace Moray Eel and Honeycomb Moray Eel is one of the most visually striking eels in the home aquarium trade.As an juvenile, the spots form a lattice pattern. In adults, the spots become smaller, so more of the white background is showing. Although lovely, it gets large (so house it accordingly) and it is very predatory, feeding on any fish it can swallow. Do not underestimate its ability to ingest fish tankmates, some of which may look to large for it to swallow! It is also a eel predator and will make short work of morays that are smaller than it is. It will jump out of open aquariums and may even knock off glass tops at night when it moves about the aquarium. Tessalata Moray Eels are ideally suited for larger FOWLR systems with aggressive tank mates that will not fit into their mouths.
Recommended Tank: Tessalata's require an aquarium of at least 150 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) caves where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment.
Food and diet: Carnivorous, may require live food to initiate feeding. May accept pieces of fresh shrimp impaled on a feeding stick. Known to engage in some long periods of fasting, for months at a time, without harm.

Reef Compatability: Not Suggested
Level of Care: Moderate
Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 8" to 10"; Large: 10" to 15"; XLarge: 15" to 20"

Medium $199.99 Large $249.99 XLarge $329.99


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